On Friday 5 May all students competed in the House Cross Country held on both campuses. The weather held off for a windy day yet many students and staff dressed up in the 90’s theme. 

The Top 10 runners from each race make it through to the Kingston Cross Country event held at Karkarook Park on Wednesday 31 May. The Top 3 place getters will receive medals at the next General Assembly. 


Thanks to all staff who assisted on the course. 








1. Frankie Hillier

2. Finn Rowe Hansen

3. Jihan Lee

1. Jasmine Chilco-Burns

2. Kiara Malhotra

3. Zoe Paech



1. Reece Carr

2. Eamonn Walker

3. Adrian Fernandez

1. Matilda Kelleher

2. Olin Buisman

3. Evie Haywood



1. Luka Sideridis

2. Benny Baldwin

3. Benjamin Knox

1. Layn Swanson

2. Emily Ellis

3. Lucinda Ledger



1. Timothy Roche

2. Alex Rowe Hansen

3. Finn Sharp

1. Morgan Staples

2. Angel Jiang

3. Alma Segev



1. Terry Tsakiridis

2. Kevin Zhou

3. Campbell Henderson

1. Hannah Foran

2.Annabelle Sakurai

3. Caitlin Lyon


1st Gilmore - 1045

2nd Flynn - 1028

3rd Monash - 911

4th Chisholm - 831


James Bridges

Cross Country Co-ordinator


Victoria’s elite swimmers and divers assembled at MSAC recently to compete in the state championships. McKinnon was represented by Zach Gordon (Year 11) and Daniel Sidur (Year 10) in their individual events, and we had two relay teams.


All of our swimmers did extremely well with Zach Gordon going very close to a medal in the 50m butterfly coming in 4th.


The highlight of the day was our Year 7 Freestyle Relay team consisting of Tiger Song, Jihan Lee, Jonathan Chronopoulos and Will Sam who won a bronze medal for 3rd in the state.

Year 7 Freestyle Relay Team
Year 7 Freestyle Relay Team

At the diving event, Tali Liner (Year 12) and Harper Slattery (Year 8) qualified for the event.


Greg Hoskin



On Monday 1 May, the Intermediate Girls Tennis Team travelled to Pakenham Regional Tennis Centre to compete in the SMR Finals.


The team played exceptionally well in their round robin matches, only dropping one set. The team were undefeated, winning their pool to move into the finals! 


They tried their hardest and approached each point with great effort and a smile, but they unfortunately lost in the final. Runners Up overall was a great result and the team should be very proud of themselves, well done! 


The team consisted of Bella Kaminsky (Year 10), Angelina Kaminsky (Year 9), Khushi Kukadiya (Year 9), Jordi Yahalom (Year 9) & Angelina Avdyugin (Year 9).

Intermediate Girls Tennis Team
Intermediate Girls Tennis Team

Mrs Moore

Intermediate Girls Tennis Coach


Last week on Thursday 11 May the best beep test runners from Years 8 and 9 participated in the annual semester beep test challenge. 


Stakes were high and the students were ready. Everyone started strong, with equal efforts from both year levels. As the test headed into Level 10 we had a few runners left with our eventual winners being Mia Lacey from Year 8 and Blayk O'Brien from Year 9. 

Thanks to all involved! See you in Semester 2.


Ashley Bell

Sports Teacher


On Tuesday 2 May McKinnon SC competed in the SMR finals for Boys Intermediate Baseball. Having progressed to the next round in term one the boys came up against tougher, more seasoned opposition finishing the day in third place with one win and one loss. All the boys competed with commitment and enthusiasm, representing the school with distinction. 

Well done team.


Damian Landini



On Thursday 11 May the Term 2 Inter Round Robin took place at a variety of venues across Melbourne. Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team, Boys and Girls Inter Table Tennis, Senior Girls Table Tennis Teams and the Girls Badminton Teams who have all won through to the Southern Metro Finals next term. Thanks to all the players for representing the school on the day and the coaches for giving up their time.

Boys Badminton2ndMr King
Girls Badminton1stMr King
Boys Football6thMr Reid/Mr McCooke
Girls Netball A & B - 1stMs Schmidt
Girls Soccer1stMrs Karro
Boys Soccer6th  Mr Landini
Senior Boys Table Tennis2ndMr Law
Senior Girls Table Tennis1stMr Law
Inter Boys Table Tennis1stMr Law
Inter Girls Table Tennis1stMr Law

Intermediate Boys Football

Intermediate Girls Netball

Senior Boys/Mixed and Intermediate Boys/Mixed Table Tennis

 James Bridges

Inter/Senior Sports Co-ordinator


On Monday 15 May the Girls Football and Boys Netball Day was held. The Boys Netball was held at Duncan McKinnon and Girls Junior Football at King George, Inter at McKinnon Reserve and Senior at Beaumaris Secondary College.

Boys Netball 74thMiss Sclarr
Boys Netball 8 3rdMr Adlington
Boys Netball 9 3rdMrs Moore
Boys Netball 10 4thSteph Braniska
Boys Netball 11 3rd  Ms Pemberton
Boys Netball 12 3rdAnnabelle Sakurai
Girls Junior Football 4thMiss Owen
Girls Inter Football 5thMiss Bell
Girls Senior Football 5thMr Voorham

Intermediate Girls Football

Senior Girls Football

Boys Netball

James Bridges

Head of Inter/Senior Sport


On Tuesday 9 May, as Kingston Division and Southern Metropolitan Champions, we travelled across the city to play at Sunbury bowls club in the School Sport Victoria State Bowls competition. We were playing the best of the best! We had great success in the qualifying rounds with two wins beating Rutherglen (5-3) and Camperdown (7-5). We then progressed to the Semifinals but lost to Kyabram who regularly play for their local club. We were absolutely thrilled to finish 4th in the State!  We really enjoyed the opportunity playing against these great teams and had a memorable day.  We were so happy it was undercover! 


Jack Lewis (Skip) Josh Haynes (Lead) and Alex Pantelios (2nd) 

Senior Lawn Bowls Team


On Tuesday 9 May, the McKinnon Junior Bowls team were given an invitation into the State Lawn Bowls. We ventured across the city to Sunbury to compete in the SSV State Lawn Bowls competition that was moved to indoor bowls (carpet). We fought really hard against St Augustines, Kyabram, Vermont and Maribyrnong College and played spectacularly but we missed out on the semifinal. This was an amazing effort as most of the teams at the finals play lawn bowls outside of school.  


Most of the schools at the State level are from the country, regional areas so we were fortunate we only had to travel an hour.  We are looking forward to hopefully coming back here next year. 


Thank you to Mrs Hooper for organizing, supporting and driving us. It was a great journey! 


Stephan Tale (Skip), Xavier Lynch (Lead) and Vicki Bui (2nd)

Junior Lawn Bowls Team